Carpenter – Barking & Dagenham


Barking & Dagenham

Apply by: 11 October 2021

Start date: 18 October 2021

Salary: Upto £350 p/week


Carpenters make and install the wooden fixtures and fittings found in household and commercial construction projects.

Job Description

To become a carpenter you need reasonable maths skills for measuring and working out angles and you’ll need to follow technical drawings and plans.

As a carpenter you may work in one or more of the following areas:

  • cutting and shaping timber for floorboards, skirting boards and window frames
  • making and assembling doors, window frames, staircases and fitted furniture
  • fitting wooden structures, like floor and roof joists, roof timbers, staircases, partition walls, and door and window frames (first fixings)
  • installing skirting boards, door surrounds, doors, cupboards and shelving, as well as door handles and locks (second fixings)
  • building temporary wooden supports for concrete that is setting, for example on motorway bridge supports or building foundations (formwork)
  • making and fitting interiors for shops, hotels, banks, offices and public buildings

Typical Working Week

You will work on site for four days per week and attend college for one day a week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00.

Person Specification

  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Practical ability and awareness of working safely
  • Self-motivation and desire to learn
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Good co-ordination skills and a methodical approach
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player

Career Progression

On completion of NVQ L2 in carpentry you will gain your blue trade specific CSCS card which enables you to work as a qualified Carpenter. With experience, you could progress to site supervision and construction management roles, or move into a specialised area, like restoring buildings or making props. You could also work in kitchen and bathroom fitting or move into teaching.

Key Training/College Information

K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider. It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

Qualifications required

Applicants need to have at least Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths.


The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified carpenter. It would be advantageous if you have already completed technical certificates in carpentry or multi-skills, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA, but this is certainly not essential.